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Title: Towards an integrated information system for a public sector organisation in Brunei Darussalam
Author: Abdul Karim, Haji S. H.
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2001
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Information systems, by nature, are open to interpretation from a number of viewpoints. This thesis emphasizes that information systems are not 'technical' systems that have behavioural and social consequences, they are 'social systems' that rely to an increasing extent on information technology for their functions. Hence any systems development methodologies used cannot deal simply with the problem of how one designs technically reliable and cost-effective information systems. Instead it regards systems development as an example of multidimensional social change, the application of technology may not be a desirable solution to the situation. The choice of a development methodology should therefore take into account its sensitivity to the cultural, social, and political aspects of systems design. The aims of the thesis are three-fold. The first aim is to transform an idea or perception of needs into actionable drivers for change in a public sector organisation in Brunei Darussalam. The second aim is to identify and diagnose the problems associated with the management of information. Finally, the study aims to identify a suitable methodology that can be used to investigate a number of organisational issues.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Government of Brunei Darussalam
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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